Korea's rice consumption reaches all-time low in 2022

Korea's rice consumption reaches all-time low in 2022

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Rice consumption in South Korea will reach an all-time low in 2022, as a result of changes in diet and eating habits.

According to Statistics Korea, the average South Korean consumed 57 kg of rice last year, a 0.4 percent decrease from the previous year.

It is the lowest level since the government began collecting data on the subject in 1962.

Rice is a basic staple for Koreans, however, consumption has been steadily declining since 1980 when the per capita annual rice consumption was 132 kg.

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